Life Lessons in The Boy and the Beast

the-boy-and-the-beast-e28093-funimation-filmsI have to admit that when I went to watch The Boy and the Beast for the first time, I was a little reluctant because of the most recent Mamoru Hosoda film I had just watched, Wolf Children. Usually, I tend to not keep too much of a watch on certain directors or studios and try to watch things based on the show itself. I am not saying that Wolf Children is a bad movie. It is a good movie! You should give it a try. However, when the main character kisses the man in his wolf form part of me was like “eh, what is going on?” It’s a little odd, right? Like I get he’s a werewolf or a wolf-man or whatever it says he is, but it is still weird. Then when I found out about the beast world in The Boy and The Beast I was not quite sure where it was going to go. I was not quite sure what Hosoda was going to do exactly in this film, but I was pleasantly surprised at the story that it told.

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The Second Half: Welcome to the Ballroom

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Usually when a show gets 24 episodes that means that the second half usually builds on the parts of the first half that I liked. That does not always happen, I know, but that kind of happened in Welcome to the Ballroom. I debated doing a review today, but I came to the realization that I wanted to focus on things that changed and why it affected the enjoyment factor for me. A full review can always come later, after the venting has been done, but today I wanted to look at things that changed in Welcome to the Ballroom from the first 12 episodes to the second 12 episodes. It really caused my enjoyment factor for the show to decrease…not a significant amount but enough for me to notice that it was no longer the show I was looking the most forward to each week. It could also just me being picky but let us get into it.

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A Good Sequel: Kuroko’s Basketball Last Game

cyyourpwgae0eskI just realized that so far in 12 Days of Anime I have yet to talk about a sports anime. That needs to be fixed right away. So, why not talk about the sequel movie to a sports anime that I love to death. An anime that wormed its way into my heart a few years ago already, and its sequel just made me love it even more. Today I am talking about the Kuroko’s Basketball: Last Game film that I finally got around to watching a few weeks ago. It was one of the anime movies that I was looking the most forward to this past year, and a sequel that I was very nervous about. Be prepared for the most fangirling I have done so far, and I think it is safe to say that this post is getting out all my fangirling for the next few days. Be ready though, because…let us just say I spent too much time focused on a certain character’s haircut, but I will spare you the details of that.

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Bakugo Is a Good Rival

4f180120e51a9362e7c33fe825f3d34d16d1cea5_hqI think part of my love for My Hero Academia, especially this past season, came from the tournament arc. It took me back to my anime roots which was something really special to me. The very first anime I ever watched, knowing that it was anime, was Naruto and I happened to jump on board that ship during the chunin exams. Watching Bakugo in both that arc and the season/show as a whole, and looking at how different he was from Sasuke (Naruto’s rival) it made it clear to me what an important role Bakugo plays in the show. So today for Day 6 of 12 Days of Anime we are going to focus on My Hero Academia and why I think Bakugo is an example of what a good rival should be. Even if he is a little crazy.

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The Best Part of Princess Jellyfish

princess-jellyfish-girls-only-anime-club-36979471-1280-720Normally I try not to write about a show until I have finished watching it. That way I have a full grip on what is going on with the story, and how the characters have evolved. This year has seen many exceptions to that rule and has caused me to just throw it out altogether. Because why wait to write about a show if there is something going on at this exact point in time that I need to talk about. This does not apply to reviews, of course, because you need to finish it to do those. I have not finished Princess Jellyfish but there are a few things that I need to talk about, and why not do it for Day 5 of 12 Days of Anime? So, today I want to talk about my favorite part of Princess Jellyfish as of now since I have not finished watching it yet.

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2017 Changed My Opinion of Idol Shows

giphyOne kind of anime that I have never really been able to get into no matter how hard I try was idol shows. I would hear my friends, and fellow bloggers, mention how much they love shows like the iDOLM@STER franchise or Love Live! and they seemed interesting to me, but I was always reluctant to try them. I was not sure if it was the fact that they were girl groups and I was more interested in a boy band feel, or something else. I always liked the idea of these shows. The idea of following either a single person or a group of them as they try to become idols and make names for themselves. Watching them grow as people and idols, and see how it changed the way they lived was something that seemed really interesting to me. So, I decided to go ahead and try some of the shows that I thought I might like.

Today for Day 4 of 12 Days of Anime we are going to follow my little journey and how a certain show from this year changed how I feel about idol shows.

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The Suspense of Attack on Titan Season 2

84177lThe title of this post also has a double meaning because it pertains not only to the suspense that exists within this season of Attack on Titan, but also the suspense that surrounded when it was going to come out or if it was going to come out at all. I have had a lot of mixed emotions since season two came out. There were things that I liked and things that I did not like. Today I wanted to talk about a sequel that was probably one of the most anticipated anime of the year, and the most talked about before, during, and after it aired. Was it what we wanted? Not exactly. Was there not enough Levi? Definitely not! I guess this is just me ranting even more about a show that I have a lot of feelings about, and just need to get them out. What better way to end the year than to vent your frustrations, right? Have to get it over with now because next year we will have season 3 to worry about. A topic that will probably be brought up this time next year. It really is a never-ending cycle.

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Why I Also Love MMO Junkie

eeaaaef7973bb2c0e872ab77f9fd0f931503763220_fullWhen I decided to do 12 Days of Anime there were three posts that I knew I wanted to do. I also happened to choose them as the topics for the first three days because I knew that they would come to me the easiest. I guess what I am trying to get to here is that I have been waiting to write this post since I started watching this show, and now I am going to, again, fangirl to you about how much I love this show. It has truly been a gift to us this Fall 2017 Season and was a show that I did not think I would enjoy as much as I did. Recovery of an MMO Junkie, Net-ju no Susume, whichever you want to call it was a show that, on the surface, may not seem like show of the year material. However, you quickly learn that this is a sweet story about miscommunication, a 30-year-old woman trying to discover who she is, and the wonderful virtual life she creates for herself with her friends there.

There’s gonna be spoilers so if you haven’t watched/finished it yet I’d stop now. You can come back later I completely understand.

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Why I Love Yuri!! on ICE

cunbypkwgaanibcHello everybody and welcome to my post for Day 1 of 12 Days of Anime! I have never done this before and am looking forward to the challenge of posting every day. We will see how it goes. Today we will be talking about the things I love about Yuri on Ice (as you can probably guess), and basically just me fangirling for an entire post.

Now that I think about it, maybe it would be a much shorter post if I listed the things I do not love about Yuri on Ice. Because then it would be just a sentence of me saying “nothing I loved it all”, but what fun would that be?

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The 201st Post

200 PostsI logged on here the other day and realized that I was about to hit my 200th post here on Ka-chan Anime Reviews. It has taken over three years to get here and took a little bit longer than I thought, but we made it!! Whoo! Now that we hit over 200 posts I want to take this moment to reflect on the posts of the past, and find out what posts performed better than the others! I also want to thank you guys for coming to the blog, whether you were here from post 1 or started at post 200. Each post will also be linked so you can go check them out if you want to!

Today we will be looking at the Top 10 posts here on Ka-chan Anime Reviews, and me talking about why I think they did so well! Let’s get started!

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